Why software-defined storage is critical to your IT strategy
Your datacenter is changing because your data is changing. And for modern companies, data is now an asset to be cherished and that means storage matters more than ever!
As you strive to support the ever-expanding demands of the departments you serve, the right kind of storage can make the difference between meeting SLAs and continually waiting for hardware to arrive at the freight dock. Open, software-defined storage harnesses the power of open source technology on standard servers and disks to provide flexible, scalable services that traditional appliances never could. In short, it behaves like the other modern infrastructure you use—and works well alongside it.
In this session, aimed at cloud builders, storage administrators, IT strategists and practitioners, you'll get an introduction to software-defined storage, the value it provides as part of your IT strategy and real-world example of how combining SDS like Red Hat Ceph with InfiniFlash™ can help turn your data into gold!
RecordedSep 21 201645 mins
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Yaniv Iarovici, Marketing Director for IoT and Edge, Western Digital
Purpose-built solutions with storage, networking and compute – either in sensors, gateways, at the edge, in the cloud or on-premise – need to be architected in ways that are optimized for their part in the IIoT ecosystem. To support the promises to bring innovative use cases to light and new efficiencies to operations in this more connected world, you must take storage into considerations early when designing industrial applications. In this session, you will hear about the Industry 4.0 trends that are driving the need to think about storage earlier and what unique considerations you must take into account when designing industrial applications.
Stefaan Vervaet, Western Digital, Senior Director, Partner Alliance Engineer & Eddie Dixon, AngelTrax, National Sales Manager
In this new world mid and post pandemic, learn how to ensure a safe and secure environment for your public transit employees and passengers. AngelTrax sets the standard for in-vehicle video monitoring of social distancing, decontamination, sanitization and safe driving behaviors. Don’t get caught off guard! Learn how to leverage video and analytics to ensure your passengers are safe and your organization is prepared for the challenges coming your way.
Brian Mallari, Director, Technical Product Marketing & David Wise, National Sales
Simplify your security and save money by moving video surveillance and access control to the cloud with Tyco Cloud, which utilizes WD Purple microSD cards and WD Purple HDDs from Western Digital. Tyco Cloud backed by Johnson Controls has been providing cloud security services for 20 years and is a trusted partner for thousands of businesses. In difficult times, meeting ever-increasing expectations and demands of a security system requires field proven reliability and capabilities like crowd formation detection.
Dave Montgomery, Director of Platforms, Western Digital
From surveillance cameras to movie production, high-definition video is used everywhere, and the file sizes, production, and management challenges can quickly become major issues. As requirements for video production or management become even more demanding – both in performance and capacity requirments – standard “whitebox” configurations can quickly become overwhelmed. To overcome today’s challenge and ensure your infrastructure is “futureproofed” for the inevitable advancements in high-def video, organizations must pay close attention to how its infrastructure, including the data center and edge, is designed to meet the ever-evolving performance, scalability, and density demands.
We invite you to join us for this upcoming webinar where you will learn:
>Why standard “whitebox” configurations can quickly be overwhelmed
>How flexible and scalable storage servers can improve production and management of the most demanding Media & Entertainment applications
>How Western Digital is bringing new levels of performance, scalability, and density for cost-sensitive data center and edge environments
Chris Marsh, Product & Solution Marketer @ Western Digital & Nir Paikowsky
SAP HANA data sets are growing to multiple terabytes. But growing SAP HANA data sets doesn't have to mean a significant increase in computing infrastructure costs to scale HANA for cloud or on-premises deployments.
Cloud Architects, SAP HANA managers, SAP BASIS Admins and “HANA-as-a-Service” providers should join this webinar to learn:
- How to scale TBs of system memory for SAP HANA data sets at a better TCO
- How to manage HANA On-Premises deployments and HANA Cloud Infrastructure/Services
- How to expand HANA server memory in a cost-effective manner vs. DRAM configurations
- How a better HANA compute infrastructure TCO can be achieved using Ultrastar® DC ME200 Memory Extension Drive to scale HANA memory pools with fewer nodes and at a reduced DRAM costs
- An overview on HANA system memory configurations for single instance, multi-tenancy, non-production environments, etc.
Massive data growth, increasing application density, and compliance requirements are driving organizations to deploy more efficient data protection solutions. As a result, backup and storage admins are leveraging snapshots, in-line deduplication, and new NVMe Flash technology to drive 24x7 operations, continuous data protection, and improve RTOs and increase the RPO SLAs with an on-premises cloud.
We invite you to join us for this webinar to learn how:
>Modernizing your backup and recovery operations for virtual and physical infrastructure can transform your business
>NVMe unlocks the true potential of solid-state flash technology
>Flash and Cloud Object Storage Systems from Western Digital integrate with Veeam and Rubrik stacks to accelerate your storage and data protection services
Erik Ottem, Sr. Director, Data Center Systems at Western Digital Corporation
Virtualization has been around for quite a while. Now might be a good time to review what you’re doing from a data perspective. Classic hardware virtualization has been the key to consolidation efficiencies and savings. Now data virtualization can provide similar benefits in a different way. A modern data strategy should consider the benefits and costs of data virtualization. Some people are surprised to find out that hardware virtualization is not the end of the story, that there is data virtualization as well. In this webinar we’ll take a look at how having the right data strategy can improve the way you provide value to business operations by making data more available by reducing siloes and reducing the amount of management required.
Join Erik Ottem, Senior Director, Data Center Systems at Western Digital Corporation, as he shares tips on how to get the most from a virtualized environment from a data perspective.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
- Data Strategy: Why organizations must start with a data strategy; the business value of building a
data strategy and aligning infrastructure planning with that strategy
- Shifting from Hardware Virtualization to Data Virtualization: Why viewing your virtualization strategy
from a different lens is imperative to driving a competitive business advantage
- Cost Savings: How implementing a data strategy can help you spend less on both building and
managing data infrastructure
- Virtualization-Worthy Data: How to identify what data is better housed in a virtual environment;
including identifying the single source of truth (Golden Copy) and managing data quality
- Case Study: we’ll take a look at how data virtualization can work in the real world and the benefits that
have been realized.
Mark Miquelon; Director, Product Management, DCS; Jeff Nicholson, Senior Technologist, Engineering, DCS
The scale and diversity of data that is produced today is forcing an evolution of data center application development and deployment, and as a result, we are beginning to see more applications deployed in containers than virtual machines. While valuable, there are numerous IT challenges that cannot be addressed via simply deploying a container. Organizations are constantly facing new and changing performance and agility requirements while needing to scale up and down on-demand. Today’s data center, even with the advent of new technologies, like containers and virtual machines, is too rigid to efficiently meet the demands of the velocity, scale, and variety of today’s data. As a result, many companies are considering how they can “compose” – build, tear down and re-deploy – IT resources on-the-fly. An open, non-proprietary API that enables this composability is a critical element in meeting this challenge.
Join us to learn:
>Why organizations are moving from conventional server and storage implementations to composable
>What differentiates composable from open composable infrastructures and the benefits of an open composable infrastructure
>How Western Digital’s E3000 and F3000 Fabric Attached Devices enable an open composable infrastructure
>Benefits and how-to create and deploy virtual systems, then tear them down for re-use by using an open composable API
Eric Ottem, Sr Director, Western Digital, Thomas Davenport-Harvard Business Review, Mark Peters-Sr Analyst, ESG, Global
Data is integral to your company’s success. Having the right strategy for your data is as important as the right strategy for your company. Creating an overall data strategy, as well as the supporting workload specific strategies can save money and improve effectiveness.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
How can a data strategy impact your business from HBR author Thomas Davenport
How a data strategy can support business acceleration from ESG Global senior analyst Mark Peters
How ActiveScale can support a golden copy, single source of truth strategy
How IntelliFlash can support data acceleration that can accelerate your business
When to buy a storage product or a service to implement your business strategy
In the 90’s if you had current storage technology you were well served. But, now, over two decades later, there are a multitude of enterprise storage alternatives, and sifting through the options to identify what is necessary and what will drive actionable insights can be daunting. How do you decide if you should use on-premises or the public cloud? Should you use both? If you’re struggling with how to better manage the explosion of data and proliferation of storage options, this webinar is for you.
Join Erik Ottem, senior director, Data Center Systems at Western Digital Corporation, as he shares tips on deciding where to put your organization’s data and why.
In this webinar you’ll learn: how to evaluate considerations for cloud or on-prem storage when evaluating your data strategy, including:
- Data Security: What are the tradeoffs between your shop and the public
- Cost: When considering cost, what workloads are better on-premises
compared to public cloud
- Golden Copy: Why a single source of truth/multiple versions of truth is a key
consideration to support decision making
- Hybrid Cloud: How to determine if combination of on-prem and public cloud
might be the right option
- Data Strategy: Why your choices – regardless of workload – must align to a
greater data strategy
Phil Bullinger, Western Digital’s Senior VP and General Manager for Data Center Systems and Freeform Dynamics’ Tony Lock
Enterprises of all sizes have unprecedented opportunities to drive value from data, delivering better customer experiences and increasing business value, both in terms of service delivery and embracing technology trends such as machine learning and AI. That’s the top line: in practical terms this means knowing how to architect technology infrastructure - network, storage and processing — to deliver performance and scale.
From a storage perspective, the option of going all-flash is now familiar; meanwhile, new connectivity mechanisms such as NVMeoF™ are looking to change the game once again. Evolving storage architectures are driving a move away from monolithic infrastructure and towards a composable, open architecture model. The benefits are profound, in terms of delivering a dynamic response to the needs of changing workloads, and hitting the target in terms of massively scalable service delivery.
So, how can organizations prepare? In this webinar, with Phil Bullinger, Western Digital’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for Data Center Systems and Freeform Dynamics’ Tony Lock, we look at:
- The current state of play - the growing need for performance, both in terms of data
management and service delivery
- The technology opportunity - how all-flash and NVMeoF™ are changing how we think
about data infrastructure
- Open, composable infrastructure - what this means, benefits and scenarios that will
- Starting the journey - how to move from current, monolithic models and towards
If you’re an architect looking to design performance around machine learning and AI, or are looking for a more general view on how you can build an infrastructure fit for the future, tune in.
Erik Ottem, Sr. Director, Data Center Systems, Western Digital and JuneAn Lanigan, Global Head of Enterprise Data Mgmt.
The world is awash in data, and now there are technologies that can capture and store unprecedented volumes of data. Saving all this data may not be affordable, so how do you decide what to keep or discard? Data Strategies are the latest way to make sure your business needs and data infrastructure are aligned for maximum value.
Join Erik Ottem, senior director, Data Center Systems at Western Digital as he interviews JuneAn Lanigan, Global Head of Enterprise Data Management at Western Digital as they discuss the evolution of data and how developing a data strategy is critical in both managing diverse datasets and aligning data to drive actionable business insights.
In this unique Q&A-style webinar, you’ll learn from someone who is in the data trenches every day their perspective on:
- How data has changed over the years – types of data and its impact on business
- What data is critical to ongoing operations and how must it be protected
- Western Digital’s experience building and deploying a Big Data Platform to create a
- How to manage data quality issues that may impact analytics workloads
- Futureproofing your data infrastructure for maximum ROI
Register today to hear from someone, like you, who has watched the world of data change and who has effectively built and deployed a data strategy to drive business impact.
Dave Montgomery, Director of Platforms, Western Digital
As discussed during our May webinar – NVMe-oF 101, to address today’s dynamic data requirements, we must consider that end users need a next-generation infrastructure that aligns storage resources with workloads without jeopardizing performance, capacity, or incurring unwarranted expense, and this is where Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) comes into play.
To continue our NVMe-oF discussion, during this follow-up webinar, we’ll dive Western Digital’s OpenFlex™ line of NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF) products. We’ll share how OpenFlex can address these issues today – with dynamic control of the blend of storage resources that each application needs – enabling both flexibility and composability of flash and disk-based resources.
In this webinar, you will learn:
>How composability and NVMe-oF address the dynamic nature of today’s IT application environment (recap)
>The challenges in using server-based NVMe devices
>The architecture of the OpenFlex product line
>How Western Digital’s OpenFlex product line accelerates workloads and improves IT asset ROI
For those of us who spend our working lives around data centers, we know a good deal about the incredible technology inside storage devices, whether they are spinning hard drives or SSDs. But we tend not to think so much about the storage enclosures. After all, they just hold the drives and provide connectivity, power, and cooling, right? But, actually the enclosures have some very significant attributes that can influence performance, reliability, and cost, and this is especially true at scale where we must maximize storage density.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- About today’s density challenges at scale
- How storage enclosures influence performance, reliability and cost
- Why holistic engineering – from Silicon to Systems – is important and how it drives
innovation in the data center
It’s hard work to uncover real business results through analytics. It's common that you spend more time curating data than improving your algorithms. When diving into analytics for business value, you have to roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in the work. A data strategy for analytics may include finding real data sets from many sources that can be used in training your machine as quickly and effectively as possible, but one thing is imperative, the scalability and manageability of data is critical to the success of your analytics project.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
>Why an analytics strategy is paramount in driving business results
>Questions you should ask before building a strategy for analytics
>How to identify the different data needs for typical analytic workloads
Dave Montgomery, Director, Storage Platforms Marketing, Western Digital
Every IT shop is trying to balance two different objectives: 1) increase capacity; 2) deliver the requisite performance against a variety of workloads. Indiscriminately spending money that doesn’t align capacity and storage performance with the workloads’ needs, is wasteful. However, connecting storage capacity and performance across the network with workloads is an easy way to allocate storage resources cost effectively, as needed.
To address today’s dynamic data requirements, we must consider that end users need a next-generation infrastructure that aligns storage resources with workloads without jeopardizing performance, capacity, or incurring unwarranted expense. Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a storage protocol that aims to simplify the interconnection of computer memory, storage, and networking, while improving performance of the storage infrastructure and related applications, to meet IT departments’ objectives and drive business value.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• What is NVMe-oF
• The business value of NVMe-oF
• The role that NVMe-oF will play in transforming data centers of the future
Manfred Berger, Sr. Mgr. Business Development Platforms EMEIA Western Digital;Michel Portelli, Sr Dir EMEA Marketing DataCore
Software Defined Storage is a growing trend in the datacenter, as IT managers are moving away from traditional Tier-1 OEM solutions in an effort to increase flexibility and reduce cost. But putting together a SDS solution, based on various hardware and software components can be challenging. Enter the pre-tested reference architectures from Western Digital and DataCore, that take on storage solutions of Tier-1 OEM vendors by providing equally high performance and world class reliability. But at a much more cost-attractive price point and with much greater flexibility in its tiering capability.
Join Manfred Berger from Western Digital’s Business Development team and Michel Portelli, Senior Director EMEA Marketing at DataCore Software for this webinar, in which you will learn more about:
1. DataCore SDS Software Solution
2. Western Digital hardware JBOD and server platforms
3. Western Digital and Datacore’s joint storage solutions to take on the SDS market
Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development, Western Digital; Tridib Chakravarty, CEO, StorageDNA
In part-two of our DNAFabric series, we will dig deeper into how abstraction, combined with Tableau, enables a new generation of data insights. To empower decision-makers to derive actionable insights from large data sets, we will highlight the power of laying a foundation that supports next-generation artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to both see and understand data.
David Ridgeway, Senior Manager of Product Marketing. Data Center Systems @ Western Digital
Accelerating time to insights is the new currency and lifeline for your business. To tap into these insights, today's businesses need an advanced storage option that delivers performance, simplicity, and economics. Success requires you to take advantage of the latest high-performance storage constructs – flash memory, NVMe standards, and fast data storage – to eliminate bottlenecks, management complexity, and the high cost of traditional storage solutions.
In this webinar you will learn how NVMe enables higher performance all-flash arrays (AFAs) with the requisite enterprise-class management and high efficiency for cost-effective on-premises storage. Even if you’re considering your first AFA, this webinar will provide the information you need when deploying next-generation NVMe AFA solutions:
-Learn about the benefits that NVMe AFAs bring to enterprise, such as fast data acceleration and accelerating multi-site disaster recovery
-Five key features to look for in next-generation AFAs
-Find out how CIOs are using NVMe All-Flash storage to support mission-critical applications
-Discover, with support from the Forrester Total Economic Impact Study, how flash storage helps consolidate multiple tiers of storage to save on power, cooling, and rack space at a lower total cost
Traditional data infrastructures can’t keep up with the rapid growth of low latency semiconductor storage and multi-core processors. Today’s system design requires a multi-lane data infrastructure to keep up with today’s high-performance servers supporting hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual workloads. Join us to see how enterprise storage is evolving – from a slow two-lane country road powered by SAS and SATA to a fast 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe – to deliver the infrastructure your business needs to stay relevant.
Western Digital Corporation is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.
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